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Dimmitt High School Activity Center 
Come see all of the beautiful quilts which have been entered for the Festival.  You will see 200 quilts in 23 categories made by some very talented people.  
Featured Guild: Material Girls of Project Linus
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Senior Citizens Center
In 2001, Darlene Leonard saw an article about Project Linus and put a group together for “Make a Differ- ence Day,” a Sandia National Labs–sponsored yearly Community Involvement outreach program. It was so well received that it took on a life of its own. The group is sponsored by Sandia Labs and met there until 2008. They now hold their meetings at the Man- zano Mesa Multigeneration Center.

The Material Girls meet on the second Saturday of each month and have grown to over 50 members. At each meeting, they have “Show ’n Tell,” which is the best part! Lunch usually follows the meetings.

In 2016, the Material Girls donated 652 handmade blankets, most of them quilts, to Project Linus. Darline Polonis (current leader of the group) says of the Girls, “We do this for the love of sewing for some very special children.”
Hoffman Challenge
United Methodist Church, 110 SW 3rd, Dimmitt, TX
In 1987, the Hoffman Challenge started with 94 enthusiastic quilters. The numbers of entries have grown to more than 700. While the majority of the entries come from the United States, a wide variety of international entries is received. Each year, the top entries are grouped into traveling collections that travel in the US and Canada. The Hoffman Challenge has grown to be a premiere traveling quilt collection.  

Come visit this outstanding display of quilts from around the world at the Methodist Church.

Honored Quilter: Pam Thompson
United Methodist Church, 110 SW 3rd, Dimmitt, TX
Pam writes, “My mother was a quilter. She started quilting late in life and was a self-taught quilter. She broke a few "rules" but always turned out beautiful quilts, most of them embroidered or appliquéd, and all hand quilted. I couldn't understand why anyone would invest so much time in something and love it so much.
“I finally quit working in 2001. A friend told me about taking a quilting class at Midland College and how much fun it was. I had always enjoyed sewing, so I signed up for the class. I was hooked.
“Fifteen-plus years later, I am still a hopeless addict. I'm sure my Mom is looking down and wondering why I need all these machines, this ridiculous stash of fabric, and tons of rulers, markers, pins, thread, etc. Being active in the Midland Quilters Guild gives me the opportunity to make quilts for local charities. But the main thing I have acquired is a lot of wonderful friends!”